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Friday, 9 September 2016


Hi loves!

So I'm really not feeling great today and to be honest I nearly didn't write this post... but I couldn't let you guys have a Friday night without hearing from me! Anyway *cough* - I was thinking that each month I'll post a sort of What's New update. Now I wouldn't have been able to try these products, as quite frankly I'm not as 'cool' as those bloggers - apologies - 'influencers' that receive the blogger mail from every company! So we'll stick to the good old chit chat and day dreams...

The first release I want to talk about is the new Estèe Lauder and Victoria Beckham collaboration. This new collection is released on September 13th internationally and it's highly anticipated. To be honest when I first heard about this collection, I was so excited and had already created a mental list. However, that list quickly diminished when I realised how much the collection ranges from! This exclusive limited edition will set you back anything between £22 (a lip liner or a lip pencil) to £68 (illuminating creme or eyeshadow palette). Now this is definitely a stunning collection and if you can afford it I'd say it's something to keep in your collection. If I were to get anything, I think I'd purchase the 'Modern Mercury Highlighter' which will retail for £48, which was part of a previous Estèe Lauder limited edition release. The eyeshadows also look stunning too!

Now speaking of highlighters, Jouer have just released their new powder highlighters. They retail for £19 each and they have three shades in the range - Citrine (a glimmering gold), Rose Quartz (chromatic champagne pink) and Topaz (a warm-toned rose gold). Now, I have to be honest and say that I have actually purchased these highlighters (I had to I couldn't resist!) and I can't wait for them to arrive. From the swatches, they appear to be more like a creamy powder as they do not appear to have much, if any, fall out. They're also packaged in a gorgeous gold packaging. Now Jouer seem to be on a roll, and have also released some new lip products. I got most excited about their new lip topper shade called 'Tan Lines', which is described as a 'metallic shimmering bronze'. Now this shade looks like it would be great for deeper skin tones, so that's why it also went into my shopping cart yesterday! I purchased these new releases from Cult Beauty using the discount code YOU15 for 15% off (not an affiliate code).

Ok so I wasn't the biggest fan of Huda Beauty's latest release, her liquid lipsticks (you can check out my review here). However, when I saw that Huda was releasing an eyeshadow palette I just knew that I had to pay attention to this release! Now I don't know much about this release other than she is releasing an eyeshadow palette called the Textured Shadows Palette and her first release in this is the Rose Gold Edition. There are 18 eyeshadows in the palette with a range of finishes (foiled, shimmery/satin and matte according to Trendmood). The packaging of this palette looks stunning, just like Huda's other product releases, she definitely pays much attention to detail in that arena. Unfortunately as I am writing this the exact release date and price are not yet available, but I'll update you when I know more!

Finally - I think this was my most highly anticipated release. MAC cosmetics have collaborated with the very beautiful and talented actress Taraji P. Henson. They have released a collection even Cookie would be proud of, consisting of a lipstick (Strip Me Down - matte), mascara, eye liner, mineralise skin finishes in a lighter highlight shade and deep reddish bronze shade and a duo fibre brush. This was always going to be a popular release, so unfortunately the powders are now out of stock online, however I'm hoping to see them in store soon!

So that's it from me this month! There are so many exciting releases, but let's remember to choose wisely (ha! I should take my own advice!)

Speak soon,

Vicky xx

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